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Seiro, Nanban and Bukka...wha?

That’s seiro, nanban, and bukkake, the three styles in which soba is commonly consumed. The seiro is a dipping soba where the soba is served chilled on a mat with a warm dipping sauce on the side. The nanban is a hot bowl of noodles with broth and garnish, what people generally regard as a noodle soup. The bukkake is a popular option, and biggest head scratcher. It is a dish of cold noodles in a chilled broth served with a variety of toppings that resembles a noodle salad. Some might know of the word "bukkake" as a sexual terminology but to be clear, the soba dish came first and is far more alluring!